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Lord Hardwicke's

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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1248 Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4838
+1 434-295-6668
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Louisa, Virginia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I visited Lord Hardwicks on Friday, February 3rd with some girlfriends. I ordered the Fish and Chips. I got a lot of food for my order. The fish wasn't bad; cooked pretty good for a restaurant, not too crispy. The fries were just okay. I was pleasantly surprised for the portion size.

Thank Felicia M
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Last time I was in this place the food was similar to fast food. The Rueben I ordered was completely soggy and the meat was cold so I wouldn't recommend it.

Thank Daniel P
1 review
Reviewed 28 August 2016

we were there 8-27 ordered nachos chips were burned, cheese melted in one solid mass. have ordered this before and had been delicious. husband ordered barbecue it was very dry, fries has been cooked for a long time and heated.

Thank Brenda W
Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Don't let the outside of the building fool you, or the dark interior; very good food of every kind, and if you can't find something you want to eat on the menu, you really aren't hungry.

Thank Steve3480
Charlottesville, Virginia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Sometimes it is hit or miss with the quality of the food. My kids love the food and service is typically speedy.

Thank Amy D
Hampton, Virginia, USA
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

This is a very quiet and nice upscale dining experience about 2 miles from the University of Virginia. I had a side salad, grilled chicken cordon bleu, served with broccoli and rice. Cheesecake for dessert. The food was excellent, the service pretty fast considering the number of diners that night (a large group of 25 had been seated). The staff... More 

Thank jpha01mav
Boulder City, NV
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Fish & chips good, as was Reuben sandwich. Wine glass reasonable. Waitress pleasant. Relaxing atmosphere in aft. & service good even for dinner too.

Thank Thankful-desertite
Lexington, Kentucky
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173 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Stopped by chance at Lord Hardwicke's restaurant and had a very nice lunch of homemade onion soup and salad, good quick service, good price and nice clean atmosphere. If you are looking for a quick lunch or a leasurely lunch this is a good spot. Plenty of parking and good bar too.

Thank Leelex
Charlottesville, Virginia
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136 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Lord Hardwicke's is precisely the sort of place that is becoming increasingly difficult to find, an affordable, family-owned restaurant that serves good solid American fare, like burgers, sandwiches, and pizza. There's nothing fancy about it. In fact, the decor, with its Englishy wood rafters, wood booths, and plastic tablecloths is not only informal, but out of time. You'll feel like... More 

Thank profe1967
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2016

You got your burgers. You got your fried seafood. You got your sandwiches. All good. Not too expensive. The chili is great and with the chips it can be a meal on its own. Often there are evening and weekend specials. Good value for the money. Relaxing atmosphere.

Thank Jeff A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1248 Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4838
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-295-6668

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?